Historical Events in March 2007

  • Mar 1 "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots
  • Mar 1 Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
  • Mar 2 38th NAACP Image Awards: "The Pursuit of Happyness" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Mar 4 Estonian parliamentary election: approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, world's 1st nationwide vote where part of the vote casting allowed by remote electronic voting
  • Mar 6 Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
  • Mar 7 British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected
  • Mar 9 The US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens

Soul Train Music Awards

Mar 10 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

  • Mar 10 28th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Pittsburgh, 65-42
  • Mar 11 48th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Arkansas, 77-56
  • Mar 11 54th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #8 North Carolina beats NC State, 89-80

Hall of Fame

Mar 12 22nd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; R.E.M.; The Ronettes; Patti Smith; and Van Halen

  • Mar 18 Former England Test cricket batsman, and Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer is found dead one day after his team's defeat to Ireland puts them out of the World Cup in the West Indies; cause of death remains suspicious

Film & TV History

Mar 23 After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films

  • Mar 23 Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia
  • Mar 23 Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters
  • Mar 24 The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
  • Mar 28 Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler Lasith Malinga produces unprecedented sequence of 4 wickets in 4 balls, as South Africa scrambles to a 1-wicket Super 8's ICC World Cup win in Guyana

Music Single

Mar 29 Rihanna releases her hit single "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z, goes to No. 1 on US Billboard Hot 100 for 7 weeks

  • Mar 31 In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million people take part in the first Earth Hour.